Join us for Still Rockin’: A Night of Music to Support Programming and Resources for Older Adults

Join us for Still Rockin’: A Night of Music to Support Programming and Resources for Older Adults

Classic Movies

Did you know that many classic films are readily available to watch at any time online?

Thanks to the Internet, you no longer need to own a copy of your favorite classic movie in order to watch it. Even better, you can watch many classic films for free.

Below are five online resources that will allow you to watch classic movies on your computer, tablet or on a TV connected to the Internet.

1. WatchTCM

Turner Classic Movies’ (TCM) online companion to their television channel features a portal to watch all of the classic movies you crave. Their ever-changing selection features around 100 on-demand films, from The Ambassador’s Daughter to Wyoming.

Movies on WatchTCM are free to view, but you must provide your TV service provider (Xfinity, DirectTV, etc.) and login credentials.


The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an internet library. The website has millions of free books, movies, software, music and more.

If you know what movie you’d like to watch, you can simply search for it in the search bar. Want to browse through their selection? Look to their collections, which includes categories like “feature films” and “classic TV commercials.”

3. Old Movie Time

Featuring the best films of the thirties, forties, fifties and sixties, Old Movie Time carries a large collection of highly-rated classic films and television shows.

The films on Old Movie Time are free to watch, but those who choose to become a subscriber can get access to an even larger number of films for $3.00 a month.

4. Black And White Movies

Black And White Movies shares films that are available in the public domain, allowing all of the films to be watched legally and free of charge. You can easily create a wish list of all of their films you’d like to watch, search for your favorite movies, and can even request subtitles for your favorite movies.

5. Netflix

Netflix is a great option for classic films if you’d like to have DVDs mailed to your house or if you are also interested in watching more current movies and television shows. If you aren’t interested in having DVDs mailed to you, you can stream your favorite classic (or current) films on your computer, tablet, or Internet-connected television.

Plans start at $7.99 a month, but new users can try out their first month for free.

Interested in watching some newer films, too? Be sure to read our recommendations for 30 Newer Movies That Older Adults Can Enjoy.

What are your favorite classic films? Do you plan on using any of these online services to watch movies? Let us know in the comments!

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